English Camp Visitor Contact Station on Winter Schedule
The English Camp visitor contact station in the Royal Marine Barracks is closed for the season, starting September 2. Grounds are open daily from dawn to 11 p.m.
American Camp Visitor Center on Winter Schedule
The American Camp visitor center is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from September 2 to June 6, 2015. Grounds remain open daily from dawn to 11 p.m. Telephone 360-378-2240, ext. 2227 or 2226 for information. More »
Landscape Painter Nancy Spaulding To Conduct Art Walk at American Camp
Contact: Mike Vouri, 360-378-2240, ext. 2227
Join San Juan Island artist Nancy Spaulding to learn how she utilizes photography and sketching on site during a artist workshop scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, August 17 meeting in the American Camp parking area.
Call the park at 360-378-2240, ext. 2233, or the library at 360-378-2798 for more information.
Nancy's workshop is for all levels of experience. Bring paper, pen, pencil, or pastels, a digital camera, sturdy shoes and a sunhat (if necessary).
A formal art education was the plan but Nancy left the University of Arizona shortly before earning her degree in order to join the domestic peace corps. She served as a VISTA Volunteer to two years. Following that experience she kept up with her hands on approach to art and has managed to continue working as an artists over the years and into the present time.
"An island with edges but yet broad sweeping vistas provides a meditative environment," Nancy said. "It is a place removed, but not so much as to feel separate from the rest of the world. I often laugh and say you can see the rest of the world from here!"
Did You Know?
British Rear Adm. R. Lambert Baynes immediately superseded Governor Douglas’s orders to land Royal Marines on San Juan Island, cautioning his captains only to fire if fired upon. “Tut, tut, no, no, the damned fools,” he was heard to say on first hearing of the standoff. More...